85hr Pregnancy Teacher Training – Worthing
This 85 Hour Yoga Alliance (US & UK) certified course covers Pregnancy, Post-natal and Mother and Baby Yoga and is grounded in sound anatomy and physiology as well as in the teachings of yoga.
Type of Event
- Teacher Training
This 6 day Course will take place over 2 weekends in August.
3rd - 5th August 2018
10th - 12th August 2018
The aim is to give you, the student, knowledge and expertise to deliver safe, effective and uplifting classes and one to ones. This is achieved via a combination of appropriate anatomy, physiology, Asana, Pranayama, Mudra and relaxation, whilst the Shakti (female) energetics that resides in all women and allows such an amazing event: (conception, pregnancy and birth) to occur is honoured.
Yoga and methods developed from Pilates and gentle exercise rehabilitation, to assist post-natal recovery is also discussed, taught and practiced before moving on to our Mother and Baby Yoga module. The course finishes with a talk on how to set up your business including tips on using social media, hiring a space and how to organise classes, and how to keep client referrals at an optimum level.
Yoga related movements for all the trimesters to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of pregnancy.
Mula Bandha – the importance of a healthy pelvic floor and the correct alignment of the pelvis during pregnancy and the post-natal period.
Energetics; How a dis-functional pelvic floor relates to and affects the root chakra.
Appropriate relaxation, pranayama, visualizations and meditation.
The spiritual aspects of pregnancy and birth.
Working with an exercise ball or chair for both pregnancy and in preparation for labour.
Postures for optimal foetal positioning.
Birth and labour – description of a 'normal’ birth using both anatomical images and a dummy baby and model of the pelvis. We also cover birth using induction, intervention, and caesarean section.
Post-natal recovery including exercises and breath work following caesarean section.
Yoga and Pilates related movements for the post-natal period to stretch and strengthen the physical body and help alleviate common conditions of a post-natal woman including postural changes such as upper and low crossed syndrome.
How simple breath work and deep relaxation can help heal a women mentally, physically and emotionally.
Basic nutrition for new mums to aid post-natal recovery.
Mother and baby yoga – How to plan and facilitate a class.
How to start your business as a pre- and post-natal yoga teacher.
This course teaches you to deliver classes & one to one lessons that are:
Safe, effective and functional
An even blend of the yoga system
You will finish the training course with the skills to:
You will be able to teach a Pregnancy Yoga class, a Post-Natal Yoga class and a Mother and Baby Yoga Class.
Teach a well-rounded yoga class that honours a woman’s mind and body at this special and sacred time.
Adapt your general classes for any pregnant ladies who also attend.
Integrate yoga props and small equipment into your classes and one to ones to make them more bespoke.
Adapt the class for those with injuries and/or common ailments such as lower back pain, pelvic girdle pain, low/high blood pressure and fatigue.
Have a clear understanding of why it is important to incorporate all elements of yoga into a class.
Have the knowledge of what actually happens to the body during pregnancy and birth.
Homework, Assignments and Exam:
Students will be asked to write a short pregnancy yoga sequence after the third day to teach towards the end of the course to the rest of the group. This will constitute the practical exam for the course.
There are also several assignments to complete including three class observations (ideally prior to the course), teaching practice and a case study.
You will also be expected to thoroughly read the course training manual.
Reading list to purchase prior to and during the training:
‘Bountiful, Beautiful, Blissful’ by Gurmukh
‘Yoga for Pregnancy’ Wendy Teasdill
The investment for this training is:
Yoga Alliance and FEDANT Certification:
All graduates will receive a certificate upon completion.
This training is 85 hours (including private study time) to meet with the standards of Yoga Alliance Professionals, Yoga Alliance USA and also the Federation of Antenatal Educators (FEDANT).
The course is open to anyone with a keen interest in ante-natal education and a passion for sharing their knowledge after the course with mums-to be, including yoga teachers, doulas and midwives.
You will be able to register with FEDANT’s register of Ante-Natal Educators, and if you have a 200hr Yoga Teacher Training certification already, you will be permitted to register with The Yoga Alliance UK or The Yoga Alliance US as a Pregnancy Yoga Teacher.
Payments are 100% non-refundable, so please ensure you can attend all weekends & complete the full course, in order to achieve your 85hr certificate.
If you have any questions, please ring us on:
+44 (0)131 228 7581
or contact Nina on to find out more.
Please bring a Yoga mat (Mat Hire is available at £2)
There is free parking around Meadowlark at the weekends.
Bring a packed lunch, or if you prefer, you will have an opportunity to head out to surrounding areas for lunch.